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OrderWithMe innovates with retail solution
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:46:00 GMT


OrderWithMe, a retail innovation and inventory solutions company, has launched a new retail solution, completing its offering to brick-and-mortar retailers.
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Stein Mart swings to Q3 net loss
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:48:00 GMT


Off-price fashion retailer Stein Mart has swung to a loss in its third-quarter but said it plans to open at least ten new stores and relocate two stores in 2015, in addition to closing two stores.
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Wet Seal appoints Hillebrandt as interim CFO
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:49:00 GMT


Beleaguered business The Wet Seal has appointed company executive Thomas Hillebrandt to the role of interim chief financial officer.
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Long-running SL Garment dispute settled
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:38:00 GMT


A long-running dispute at Cambodian clothing factory SL Garment, which resulted in the death of one person after violent clashes broke out between workers and armed forces, has been settled.
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Foot Locker books "solid" Q3 profit
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:29:00 GMT


US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has delivered a "solid" performance in the third-quarter, thanks to better than expected comparable store sales.
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Destination XL Group Q3 loss deepens
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:59:00 GMT


Big and tall men's wear retailer Destination XL Group has seen its third-quarter loss widen, despite booking an increase in sales.
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Top stories this week on just-style...
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:57:00 GMT


The most-read stories on just-style this week include the revelation that adults in Uzbekistan have been forced to pick cotton during this year's harvest, new scenarios are driving sustainability in textiles, and Archroma launches eco-friendly dyes.
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Gap unveils management changes as Q3 profit rises
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:39:00 GMT


US clothing giant Gap Inc has shaken up its management team by promoting two executives to lead its namesake and Banana Republic brands globally, after booking an increase in third-quarter net profit.
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African apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:39:00 GMT


Greater integration and cooperation among African states is needed to boost business and investment in the continent's cotton, textiles and apparel sector, a three-day industry conference in Nairobi, Kenya, has been told.
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Fewer US consumers to shop over Thanksgiving
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:35:00 GMT


Although fewer US consumers are expected to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend this year, there will be a "sea change" with the ones that do as they will rely on deep discounts from retailers to get them spending.
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The Buckle books mixed Q3 results
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:35:00 GMT


US denim specialist The Buckle has booked a mixed set of results in its third-quarter with sales growing but earnings remaining flat.
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US apparel prices continue to fall
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:25:00 GMT


Apparel prices in the US continued on their downward trajectory in October, falling for the third consecutive month, according to new figures.
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Perry Ellis defends position after narrowing Q3 loss
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:12:00 GMT


US apparel business Perry Ellis has moved to defend its position amid shareholder pressure after narrowing its loss in the third-quarter, helped by improved margins.
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Ross Stores Q3 profit up but outlook cautious
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:55:00 GMT


US off-price fashion retailer Ross Stores has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings but has maintained a cautious outlook for the full year due to the uncertain economic environment.
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Alvanon showcases new fit and sizing tool
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:09:00 GMT


UK fit specialist Alvanon has launched its latest academic fit and sizing tools that mimic the fit of lingerie and swimwear on real women.
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Invista and Lenzing collaborate on denim fibre
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:28:00 GMT


US fibre maker Invista and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have collaborated for a second time on a denim project.
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Cato Corp Q3 exceeds guidance
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:13:00 GMT


US retailer Cato Corporation has revealed third-quarter earnings and sales that exceeded the firm's guidance.
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Bangladesh worker dies as factory boiler ruptures
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:07:00 GMT


One worker has died while another four have been injured after a boiler tank ruptured at a garment factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh.
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Global Brands provides trading update
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:28:00 GMT


Global Brands Group, which was recently spun off from Hong Kong's Li & Fung, has provided its first trading update as a separate company.
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UK fashion sector prospects depend on partnerships
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:46:00 GMT


Another industry event looking at prospects for the British fashion industry has homed in on the need for partnership and collaboration if the sector is to thrive once more. Industry experts suggest working together on domestic manufacturing, rebuilding sector skills and technology trends, reports Katie Smith.
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Made in USA certification ordered to verify claims
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:28:00 GMT


The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a company providing a "made in USA" certification seal had deceived customers.
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F&F improves garment fit with 3D solution
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:33:00 GMT


Tesco's F&F clothing brand has improved the fit of its garments globally after implementing Lectra's 3D virtual prototyping solution.
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Bon-Ton Stores lowers outlook as loss widens
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:16:00 GMT


US department store retailer The Bon-Ton Stores has lowered its full-year outlook as it posted a wider net loss in its third-quarter.
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Clothing helps UK retail sales bounce back
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:30:00 GMT


UK clothing and footwear retailers are planning to ramp up promotions next weekend, after the sector helped overall retail sales to bounce back in October.
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Mothercare making progress as moves to H1 profit
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:40:00 GMT


Mothercare still has to achieve a "significant" recovery in sales densities, an analyst has said, despite the UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer returning to profit in the first half.
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The Children's Place Q3 at high end of guidance
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:51:00 GMT


US apparel retailer The Children's Place has delivered third-quarter earnings at the high end of its guidance and remains confident on the fourth quarter.
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Low cotton prices lead to government intervention
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:17:00 GMT


The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has trimmed its forecast for world average cotton prices in 2014-15, and notes that a combination of low prices and high production costs has incited governments in many large cotton-producing countries to take steps to help growers.
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Wet Seal shareholder seeks liquidity clarification
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:51:00 GMT


Clinton Group, a shareholder of beleaguered business The Wet Seal, has written to the firm's board seeking clarification on its liquidity and suggesting options to shore up its balance sheet.
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FTC approves Made in USA consent order
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:28:00 GMT


The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a company providing a "made in USA" certification seal had deceived customers.
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Marimekko Q3 "step in the right direction"
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:00:00 GMT


Finnish fashion and textile business Marimekko Group said its third-quarter was a "step in the right direction" after booking an increase in earnings and sales.
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Family Dollar delays Dollar Tree merger vote
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:44:00 GMT


Family Dollar Stores has rescheduled its meeting at which shareholders will vote on the merger with Dollar Tree.
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Men's underwear sales grow but size shrinking
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:01:00 GMT


Men's underwear and pants are slimming down, but not in terms of dollar growth, according to a new survey.
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L Brands Q3 earnings and sales climb
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:31:00 GMT


US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales but fourth-quarter EPS guidance has missed analyst forecasts.
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Cherokee and Reliance join forces in India
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:25:00 GMT


Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has joined forces with India's Reliance Retail to develop a brand concept to be launched in India.
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H&M expands into eight new online markets
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:07:00 GMT


Swedish fashion giant H&M Hennes & Mauritz is pressing ahead with its expansion plans by launching online in eight new markets next year.
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Target Corp pleased with Q3 performance
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:08:00 GMT


US retailer Target Corp has said it is pleased with its third-quarter results after booking an increase in earnings and sales.
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Hugo Boss sets out plan to boost sales and margins
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:13:00 GMT


German fashion group Hugo Boss has set out plans to accelerate sales growth and boost margins by targeting emerging markets and upgrading its core brand.
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New wage ladder lifts garment workers towards living wages
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:39:00 GMT


An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.
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US retailers to face logistics issues into 2015
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:13:00 GMT


On top of mounting concerns over the impact of worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise arriving at US west coast ports, analysts are now warning retailers and manufacturers to expect tighter capacity and higher shipping rates to persist into 2015.
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Geox confident after swinging to 9-month profit
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:21:00 GMT


Italian footwear business Geox believes it is on the "right track towards profitable and sustainable growth" after returning to profit in the first nine months of 2014.
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Stage Stores narrows Q3 losses
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:26:00 GMT


US retailer Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss in the third quarter and reaffirmed EPS guidance for its next quarter.
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Low global cotton prices incites Government intervention
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:17:00 GMT


The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has trimmed its forecast for 2014-15, triggering minimum support price measure from government of main cotton producing countries.
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Eight footwear factories lead on social compliance
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:29:00 GMT


A committee of footwear sourcing executives has identified eight footwear factories in China and Vietnam that they say are among the top performers when it comes to social compliance and their commitment to continuously improve factory conditions and standards.
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UK factory gate prices rise for apparel in October
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:42:00 GMT


The output price index for goods produced by UK manufacturers - also known as factory gate prices - continued to fall in October, but saw a rise in apparel prices.
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Perry Ellis shareholders call for new direction
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:56:00 GMT


Two Perry Ellis shareholders are calling on the US apparel business to form a special committee to explore strategic alternatives such as a sale.
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Global unions join forces on apparel wage poverty
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:10:00 GMT


Global unions have joined forces to discuss solutions to the problem of poverty wages for apparel workers in global supply chains.
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J Crew embarks on new expansion phase
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:03:00 GMT


US fashion retailer J Crew Group is entering what it describes as a new phase in its international expansion with the opening of its first stores in France.
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Aditya Birla Nuvo Q2 profit jumps 56%
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:24:00 GMT


Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Nuvo has booked a double-digit increase in second-quarter net profit, helped by continued growth at its fashion and lifestyle business.
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Outlast develops Universe climate comfort filling
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:04:00 GMT


Smart fabrics firm Outlast Technologies has expanded its product range to include a performance filling material that offers a natural solution for climate comfort in apparel products.
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Canada looks to reinstate Burma duty preferences
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:23:00 GMT


Canada has proposed to reinstate duty preferences for Burma, extending entitlement to the GPT and LDCT tariff treatments to imports originating from the country.
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Dick's Sporting Goods Q3 beats expectations
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:34:00 GMT


US retailer Dick's Sporting Goods has reported third-quarter earnings at the higher end of its guidance, but continues pressures in golf and hunting hurt comparable sales.
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TJX Companies reports "pleasing" Q3
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:57:00 GMT


US off-price retailer The TJX Companies says it is pleased with its third-quarter performance after booking earnings that met analyst expectations.
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Sears Canada books "disappointing" Q3 results
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:11:00 GMT


Department store retailer Sears Canada has said it is disappointed with its third-quarter results after revealed a widening of its net losses and a drop in revenues.
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Pacific Brands divests Brand Collective for AUD39m
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:47:00 GMT


Australian retailer Pacific Brands is to split and sell off its loss-making Brand Collective apparel and footwear business for AUD39m (US$34m).
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US firms eye Vietnam footwear growth ahead of TPP
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:05:00 GMT


The free trade agreement being negotiated between the US and 11 other Pacific nations will bring "huge" opportunities to expand Vietnam's footwear industry, experts believe.
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Urban Outfitters Q3 earnings plummet
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:01:00 GMT


US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters has revealed record third-quarter sales but saw earnings plummet as weakness at its namesake brand offset strength from its other brands.
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Perry Ellis agrees Undergirl licensing deal
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:37:00 GMT


US apparel business Perry Ellis has entered into a license agreement with Undergirl for the design and distribution of intimates in the US and Canada.
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Outlast develops Universe climate comfort material
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:04:00 GMT


Smart fabrics firm Outlast Technologies has expanded its product range to include a performance filling material that offers a natural solution for climate comfort in apparel products.
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3D platform Body Labs secures $2.2m funding
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:43:00 GMT


3D body modelling platform Body Labs has raised US$2.2m in a seed round of funding led by FirstMark Capital.
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IN THE MONEY: New Look to continue to build global brand
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:49:00 GMT


UK value fashion retailer New Look has said it will continue to focus on its strategy of building a global brand, despite puling out of Russia and Ukraine due to ongoing political uncertainty. And according to CEO Anders Kristiansen, the group is in better shape than six months ago and is making "good headway" in all aspects of the business.
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Archroma launches fully traceable eco-friendly dyes
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:06:00 GMT


Colour and specialty chemicals company Archroma has unveiled a new range of eco-friendly dyes derived from agricultural waste that can also be fully traced along the supply chain to consumers.
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M&S appoints John Lewis CFO Weir
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:30:00 GMT


UK retailer Marks and Spencer has appointed John Lewis finance chief Helen Weir as its CFO.
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Lenzing optimistic despite 9-month profit slump
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:09:00 GMT


Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group posted a significant decline in net profit for the first nine months of 2014, due to lower average selling prices.
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Vardhman Textiles Q2 profit slides 48.4%
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:35:00 GMT


Indian yarn manufacturer Vardhman Textiles has seen its second-quarter profit plummet 48.4% after sales growth was offset by lower margins.
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H&M beats consensus with October sales growth
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:56:00 GMT


Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz H&M booked a double-digit increase in October sales, beating analyst forecasts by 4%.
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Warmer weather impacts UK shopper numbers
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:40:00 GMT


More evidence that the continuing mild weather adversely impacted October fashion sales came today (17 November) with a report that UK shopper numbers fell during the month.
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Pacific Brands in talks to sell footwear business
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:01:00 GMT


Australian clothing and footwear retailer Pacific Brands has confirmed it is in discussions on a potential sale of its Brand Collective shoe business.
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3D platform Body Labs secures funding
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:43:00 GMT


3D body modelling platform Body Labs has raised US$2.2m in a seed round of funding led by FirstMark Capital.
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US retail sales grow ahead of holiday season
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:25:00 GMT


Lower fuel prices, accelerated job growth, wages and salary gains, helped drive an increase in US retail sales in October ahead of the biggest selling season of the year.
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Christmas set to be a "lucky dip" for UK retailers
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:21:00 GMT


The failure of most retailers to embrace customer data analytics to measure the impact of different factors on Christmas demand means the festive season this year will be a lucky dip for many.
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Uzbekistan forces more adults into 2014 cotton harvest
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:15:00 GMT


The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming more adults had to work against their will to make up for a reduction in the number of children in the fields.
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Coats launches new services business in Vietnam
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:53:00 GMT


Industrial thread major Coats Plc has launched its new services business in Vietnam, aimed at helping brands and manufacturers improve the productivity of their operations through a range of tools, processes and training.
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EU urged to deliver on apparel trade agenda
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:32:00 GMT


The European Branded Clothing Alliance is urging the Commission to deliver on its free trade agenda, take global value chains into account and not to include too many policy objectives unrelated to trade.
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Innovative apparel event added to Texprocess
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:08:00 GMT


The Techtextil and Texprocess international trade fairs are to offer an additional platform next year showcasing new processing technologies.
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New scenarios driving sustainability in textiles
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:00:00 GMT


Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.
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